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Notre Dame flies past Boston College, 40-7

Eagles have no answer after the second quarter for Irish offense or defense.

Boston College v Notre Dame Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish scored 33 unanswered points to turn an early 7-6 Boston College Eagles advantage into a 40-7 laugher Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.

Ian Book was 26-for-40 for 239 yards and three touchdowns and zero turnovers. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 66 yards.

Cole Kmet, Chris Finke and Chase Claypool each had touchdowns and Braden Lenzy scored on his only touch of the game — a 61-yard end around that put the game out of reach.

The Notre Dame defense managed to stifle AJ Dillon, the Eagles’ outstanding back, limiting him to 56 yards on 14 carries. The Irish also converted both of their turnovers into touchdowns.

Notre Dame improves it record against Boston College to 16-9, winning the last seven in a row. (We include vacated wins here at One Foot Down, because...screw the NCAA.)

The 15th ranked Irish improve to 9-2 on the season, while Boston College falls to 5-6. The 33 point win covers the 20.5 point spread that oddsmakers had set for the game.

More on One Foot Down to come.